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Drought Intensifies As Wildfires Grow In Western U.S.

July 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The drought intensified over the last week in the Western U.S. as the region swelters under a heatwave and firefighters battle major wildfires.

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Elevated Fire Danger In California As Drought Persists

June 23, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Not much change is expected in drought conditions in California during the summer "dry season" but wildfire danger is increasing, with 66 million dead trees in the Sierra Nevada adding potential fuel.

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Water Supply A 'Concern' This Summer In California

June 16, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A lack of rain in May and June has wiped out that "drought-free" area of northwestern California and water supply could become a 'concern' later this summer.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

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Sacramento Water Agency Ends Mandatory Conservation

June 8, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Another Sacramento area water agency has moved to voluntary conservation after California ended mandatory restrictions.

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Drought Improvement In Northwestern California

June 2, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The U.S. Drought Monitor weekly report released June 2 shows some reduction in drought in part of California, but long-term drought remains in the region.

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Water Supply Concerns As Drought Persists In Western U.S.

May 26, 2016 | Ed Joyce

There was "minor improvement" in California drought conditions over the past week. But as long-term drought persists throughout the west, and storage levels drop, water supply is a worry.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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Drought Conditions Improve In California, Nevada

May 19, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The U.S. Drought Center says the past week brought "widespread improvements" in drought conditions in northern California and Nevada.

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